Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
at 11:00, a city hall showdown, as protesters demand answers to a deadly police shooting. >> shot down. protesters take over the city council meeting in oakland tonight. they're demanding to know more about an officer-involved shooting five months ago. tonight, that tactic worked. jean elle is live in oakland with more on that confrontation. >> reporter: jessica, alan blueford's parents are desperate to know more about the night an oakland police officer shot and killed their son. and tonight, with help from protesters, their voices were heard. >> we're not leaving here without being dragged out of here. there's hundreds more behind us. and then, there will be thousands. there will be no business as usual until there's justice for alan blueford. >> reporter: protesters demanding a police report about a shooting in may, taking over the city council meeting for the second time. city leaders closed gallery seating and limited the number of people allowed into the meeting. leaving a crowd of protesters in the hall, demanding access. wrestling with police when the gallery doors opened.
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
expansion of the city's plastic bag ban goes in to affect tomorrow. in 2007, san francisco passed a law prohibiting grocery stores and chain pharmacies from using plastic bags. this new law bans the standard plastic bag from all retailers and it requires businesses to charge customers 10 cents for any other type of bag they give out. restaurants are exempt, but only for the next year. >>> the a's continue to thrill this season. they are one game closer to the playoffs after beating the mariners today. fans went crazy with this go-ahead homer in this eighth inning. there it goes. very nice. it has been six years since the team has been to post-season play. some fans are talking destiny. >> really exciting. they are so young. >> at the beginning of the year, just a bunch of words because they weren't going anywhere. all of a sudden they are going somewhere. >> yes, we are going somewhere. oakland dropped the number to two for clinching the number's first playoff birth since 2006. the rangers come to the final three games starting on monday with the division crown up for grabs. >>> still t
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
violence in our community in this part of the city. matter of fact, we have a lot of parishioners that have lost a loved one. >> since the start of the year, san jose police have investigated 34 homicides. people gathered at the church this evening say they want to send a message to the community that together they can stop the violence. >>> the jury just couldn't reach a verdict. a mistrial in the case against a former san francisco crime lab tech accused of stealing drugs. deborah madden faced federal charge of skimming cocaine from the city's crime lab back in 2009 by means of fraud and deception. those allegations led to the closure of the lab and prompted prosecutors to dismiss hundreds of criminal cases. now jurors who were divided about the conviction say prosecutors just didn't prove that madden was deceptive. a retrial for the retired madden is a possibility that will be discussed at a hearing next week. >>> well, there was a texas barbecue in oakland today with the a's giving fans a thrilling finish on the last day of the regular season. >> ball game. western division. the oa
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
intersections in the city. >> a lot of these intersections we have pedestrians crossings, kids going to school. different people traveling through there. and we need a system that can help us. >> the department wants a green light from the city to extend the red light camera contract for an additional three years. they say it makes intersections safer. that extension would cost a little over $2 million. >> the police department experience as you've heard in there from loss and in terms of personnel this is one way to help us as a force multiplier and be there at those dangerous intersections. >> not everyone wants the red light cameras to stay. >> i would like them to conduct an independent study of what these cameras are doing. >> roger jones is a local activist who organized the red light camera protest group in alameda county. >> the public safety meeting and they're very concerned about the revenue. >> oakland is more concerned about money. red light runners are slapped with a $500 fine. in an eight-month period between october 2011 and june 012, the program reportedly generated $1.
Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
fact that he is a high profile figure in the city, it could be classified as a form of domestic terrorism. >> reporter: police say it's also possible the attorney who shares the office, michael thompson, could have been the target. both men are high profile figures in the community, which is why police say they're asking for help from the fbi. investigators say surveillance footage from cameras at the courthouse across the street could help them figure out who set the fire. >> so we're in the process right now of evaluating those cameras, evaluating the video footage from the cameras to determine whether or not there is any evidentiary value. >> reporter: and police will not say if they have any suspects at this point, but they are asking for the public's help, especially if you saw anything suspicious here on tuolumne street last night. live in vallejo, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> monte, thank you for the update. >>> investigators in san jose are looking into how a fire started this evening that burned a warehouse. flames broke out around 2:30 this afternoon near the i
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in san francisco tonight. the tower is looking nice. lit up in orange and so is city hall. the giants open this week at at&t park. the aempb's might also be hosting in oakland. the 49ers will be playing at home. you throw in the america's cup and the blue angels in addition to the a's, giants, 49ers, the weekend will be active to say the least. stay with us for complete on air and how to get around. >>> new at 11:00, the coast guard tells us family members of a michiganing fisherman found the body. they were searching north of pigeon point when they found him. he was one of four men on a fishing trip. the boat capsized after waves slammed into it. two men wearing lifejackets managed to swim to shore and alerted authorities but the other two men were not wearing life vests. >>> first the arrests, now the death. a popular teacher accused of plefing a former student has apparently killed himself. james izumizaki's body was found this morning. his arrest last week shocked the albany middle school community and his death now has left them stunld and sadden -- stunned and saddened. the conf
Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
movement has spread to hundreds of cities worldwide and even inspired change. >> it doesn't get any more -- i think it's a better way to live. >> in san francisco alone, bicycling has grown from 2006 to 2011. according to the city's municipal transit agency. learning to share the road is a work in progress. it has gotten better in recent years. >> i think everybody should have a turn at both. because then they could understand the mind-set of each and be a little more polite to each other. >> reporter: he's proud of how far the movement has come. now, while this may well be his last critical mass ride, he says he won't stop biking any time soon. >> trying to stay healthy. and i absolutely love to get out in the fresh air and bicycle. it's always a thrilling thing, and it makes you young again. >> police did have extra patrols out here, including officers on bikes. i just touched base with san francisco police who say traffic was at times tied up by critical mass. it all went smoothly. no arrests, no major problems. kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, kimberly. >>> they will